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Re: trying to reply to specific message

On Tue, 21 Sep 2004, Koskie, Sarah wrote:

> >> Is there a way to get related messages posted properly
> Thanks.  I tried the second method and it didn't work.  I requested a
> message and it was sent to me as an attachment.  The address
> automatically inserted was for the original sender not the mailing list
> so I changed that to the mailing list, but, of course, my reply did not
> get posted as a follow on to the message.

Then MS Outlook is more retarded than I thought.  Pine, for example, can
easily reply to attached messages...

> I also checked the earlier discussion you referenced which seemed to
> indicate that I should subscribe to cygwin-allow.  I tried that and
> received the following:
> Hi. This is the qmail-send program at
> I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following
> addresses.
> This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.
> <cygwin-allow<at>cygwin<dot>com>:
> ezmlm-manage: fatal: I don't accept messages at this address (inlocal
> and/or inhost don't match) (#5.1.1)
> --- Enclosed are the original headers of the message.

You didn't read the instructions carefully enough.  It said to *subscribe*
to cygwin-allow, not send messages to that address.  You don't subscribe
to ezmlm lists by sending messages to those lists.  See
<> for instructions and a handy form.

> I guess this is why most of the postings aren't properly linked.

No, postings aren't properly linked because people don't bother to make
them properly linked (retarded mailers, etc).

> If I'm doing something wrong or there is anything else I should try I'd
> be glad to hear of it.

Sure.  Try getting a better mailer. :-D

> >> as followons in the mailing list archives without subscribing to the
> >> mailing list?
> >Yes.  Two ways, in fact.  One works with programs that understand the
> >"mbox" format for e-mail (e.g., pine); the other is more generic, but
> >requires some effort.
> <snip>
> >For the "mbox" method, Google for "web archives raw text
> >" -- I posted a couple of recipes before (I've since
> >improved on the automation of the method, if anyone's interested).
> >The second method is described in a help message you get from ezmlm
> >(mail to <cygwin-help<at>cygwin<dot>com>) -- namely, you can get a copy
> >of any list message by e-mailing to
> ><cygwin-get.MSGNUM<at>cygwin<dot>com>.  The trick is finding out the
> >message number -- the "Raw text" link is helpful here as well; just
> >look at the "From " line (first line of the raw text), and the MSGNUM
> >will be the digits between "cygwin-return-" and "-listarch-".

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